Meet our Founder

Candice Idehen

is the founder and owner of Bed of Nails Academy and the Bed of Nails brand family, which includes Shop Bed of Nails. Candice is an experienced business owner and talented artist who designs and executes flawless nail concepts for notable celebrities, publications and brands and the everyday people of New York City.

Candice is a beauty, fashion and style maven with over a decade of experience. Her mission is not only to design impeccable and luxurious nails, but also provide services that promotes well-being of body, mind and soul to encompasse a sense of R.E.L.IE.F.- a Relaxing Escape with a Lush Invigorating and Essential Feel.

Candice has not only

focused on dominating in the fashion and beauty world, but also practiced honing her skills for her every day clients. She has taken courses with the Best in the Industry, including with Young Nails, Bio Sculpture Gel, Gelish, and world renowned Russian Competitive Nail Instructors Kristina Rozdovan and Anna Amelina Paraiso. There is no limit to Candice’s creative energy, talent and drive.



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As a savvy business owner,

Candice has always dedicated a part of her career to further her business education. Candice participated in the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, the Citi Bank and Interise Streetwise MBA Program and was named a finalist in the Tory Burch Fellows program. Now with the launch of Bed of Nails Academy, Candice is sharing her talent and the knowledge and skills she has amassed throughout her illustrious career with the world and her fellow Nail Tech Community.

Candice is a native New Yorker and proud graduate of CUNY - City College. Candice is also a devoted mom to her son and very active in her church community. She has led women’s groups at her church as well as business development conferences for startups and entrepreneurs.

Thank you for joining Candice and the Bed of Nails brand family on the next chapter of their journey.

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